Fever to Tell is the debut album by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, released on April 29, 2003, through Interscope. It was produced byDavid Andrew Sitek and mixed by Alan Moulder.

Fever to Tell was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album and was certified Gold in the UK. The video for "Maps" was nominated at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and the MTV2 Award. The New York Times chose Fever To Tell as the best album of the year.[13] In June 2005, the album was ranked number 89 on Spin magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Albums, 1985–2005.[14] It is also featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2009, the album was named by Rolling Stone,[15] Pitchfork Media,[16] and NME,[17] the 28th, 24th, and 5th best album of the decade, respectively.

According to The Guardian, the album has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.[18]


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Track listing[edit]Edit

All songs written and composed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs. 

No. Title Length
1. "Rich"   3:36
2. "Date with the Night"   2:35
3. "Man"   1:50
4. "Tick"   1:49
5. "Black Tongue"   2:59
6. "Pin"   2:00
7. "Cold Light"   2:16
8. "No No No"   5:14
9. "Maps"   3:39
10. "Y Control"   4:00
11. "Modern Romance" ("Poor Song" hidden track) 7:28





Year Chart Peak


2004 Billboard 200 55
UK Album Chart 13


Year Single Chart Peak


2004 "Maps" Modern Rock Tracks 9
Billboard Hot 100 87

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